The conceptual nature of marine research tourism and key stakeholder involvement in marine research tourism

Wood, Peter, and Coghlan, Alexandra (2008) The conceptual nature of marine research tourism and key stakeholder involvement in marine research tourism. In: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference. From: CAUTHE 2008 Conference: Tourism and Hospitality Research , Training and Practice, 11-14 Feb,2008, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Marine research tourism is a form of marine ecotourism whereby marine research is an important part of the tourism attraction. Research was undertaken to further understand marine research tourism and how can that knowledge be used to further involve key stakeholders in marine research tourism across Australia? Focus was placed on exploring correlations and any notable relations between key stakeholder preferences and conceptually derived tourism criteria. Ventures were classified as either classified as vacation or volunteer minded. Marine research quality across both vacation and volunteer minded ventures ranged from moderate to high. The potential involvement of key stakeholders in marine research tourism was shown to be dependent on variations in the levels of marine research quality, stakeholder views, volunteer mindedness, tourism training, tourist skills, hospitality and adventure.

Item ID: 9160
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: marine; tourism
ISBN: 978-1-921291-33-3
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010 04:26
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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